A Thanksgiving weekend edition of the Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon bought, sold, and crowned a champion.

The show that invites you to call in to sell the things you no longer need to get the money for stuff you do didn't take the holiday off.  We were plenty busy with throngs of callers selling everything from vehicles to tools, clothes to appliances.

We do it every Saturday and there's not much effort required by you, we do all the heavy lifting.  All you have to do is call in to advertise your stuff or kick back and listen while waiting for that must have item.

THE BIG QUESTION

We ask all our callers a poll question before they list their items.  It helps us get to know you better and provides a way to tie calls together with the rest of the show.  Sometimes bizarre, occasionally too personal or controversial we went with the topical route this week.

Being Thanksgiving weekend we were bound to ask a question about the holiday.  We've been on the air many years now and have asked questions like turkey or ham, we've asked who eats cranberry sauce, asked if you preferred stuffing or dressing and more.

This year we decided to name a "best in show" dish.  We wanted to know what item was best at your celebration and used those answers to tabulate an overall winner.  We try to keep the question to a yes/no or this/that format to allow for easy answering.  When we ask an open ended question like "best in show" we are guaranteed to get a multitude of answers.

What dish won "best in show" at your Thanksgiving meal?

Ham - 2

Pie - 3

Stuffing/Dressing - 4

We had a lot of notable answers like heavenly hash, smoked mac-n-cheese, chipotle turkey, and four others.

But stuffing/dressing carried the day with four different takes on the bird filler, including "bacon wrapped fried dressing" being the most intriguing of the four.

Congratulations to stuffing/dressing for winning Thanksgiving Best in Show!

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the delightful broccoli and cauliflower medley salad my Aunt Pam made and the intensely divine and unexpected strawberry pretzel dessert, or strawberry casserole as I called it prepared by my cousin Teresa.

RULE #6

We start each hour of the show with a recitation of the rules that govern proper procedures and practices for listening, participating, and for getting the most out of the show.  We do it each hour to keep everybody on the same page.

Along with the five regular rules of the show I always bring you a special Rule #6.  It is sometimes inspired by something that happened to me over the last week, sometimes taken from the headlines, and other times like this last weekend it's topical.  Thanksgiving was a big topic.

My family is predominantly female.  Much like England, my family is ruled by the women.  This is awfully convenient for me because instead of trying to determine what to do I do as I'm told.  The ladies are in control of pretty much everything, including the television.

I arrived for our Thanksgiving gathering and for the 45th year in a row the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade was on the television.  I usually grit my teeth and bear it, I'm not there to watch television after all.  This year I got brave and voiced my opinion that we should watch football expecting to be denied my request.  Surprisingly the channel was changed.  There was some lamentation on missing the parade and my response to the question of why I wanted to watch football instead and when it wasn't the Cowboys playing became Rule #6 for this week.

Rule #6: Real men don't watch parades.

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and invite you to join us this week for another Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon on News Talk 940 KIXZ.